Being Thankful Is Contagious

For the last few weeks I’ve been waking up to the song by Travis Cottrell, “Thanks Be To Our God.” (from the CD “When The Stars Burn Down”)

On my second or third morning I realized that this was a great song to wake up to. Not only encouraged this song me to be grateful right from the start of the day, but this song also stayed with me throughout the day during the last few weeks.

I’ve noticed how different I go through the day when I think about the things I’m thankful for. I concentrate more on the positive in my life & my circumstances, more on what I have, what I can do. I also noticed something else: thankfulness is contagious. It spreads to my family members and other people I come in contact with.

We are celebrating Thanksgiving with a long weekend. What a great opportunity to pause and say thank you to God for family and friends, for food, shelter, clothing, jobs, health, the country we’re living in. The list goes on and on. As a friend of mine often says: “Lots to be thankful for.”

A Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving!

Here are the lyrics of the song.

For the road that leads from darkness into light,
For the hope that rescues us from endless night,
For the grace that covers sin, at the door where life begins,
For salvation reaching in to guide us through,
Thanks be to our God.

For the healing that no mortal can explain,
For deliverance that breaks the sinner’s chains,
For the strength to carry on, and forgiveness great and strong,
And the promise of Your mercies ever new,
Thanks be to our God.

Hallelujah! Everlasting songs will rise
For all You’ve done.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Thanks be to our God!

For the emptiness that cries out to be filled,
For the promise that Your word is deeper still,
For the longing and the need, to have more of You in me,
Because nothing satisfies the way You do,
Thanks be to our God!

Hallelujah! Everlasting songs will rise
For all You’ve done.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Thanks be to our God!

For the mysteries beyond the veil of death,
For the peace that opens with our closing breath,
When our struggles pass away, and we finally see Your face,
And a greater glory rises into view,
Thanks be to our God!

Hallelujah! Everlasting songs will rise
For all You’ve done.
Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Thanks be to our God!

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